Fiber optic data transmission, cabling, connectors, interfaces. Questions should have this tag if they directly involve fiber optic transmission of data, fiber optic cabling and/or connectors, or interface devices directly attached to fiber optic cable.

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Can I use fiber channel drives with normal server for home labs

I am planning to buy this But I am not sure if I can attach it to my IBM server x3650 M2 to use as storage / backup of VMS. I don't know much about these fiber drives. Can anyone please help me on ...
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The difference between metro ethernet vs fiber internet?

I am confusing these two things each other. Okay, fiber is a type of media used to conduct light signals rather than electric signals conducted across copper cables and thus offering high speed ...
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Sometimes web pages doesn't get loaded

I've a fiber connection of 50 Mb/s at my home. The fiber connection is hooked up to the router/modem box of my ISP. But I've disabled the ISP's router/modem's WLAN function through it's dedicated ...
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Looking for a fiber optic “switch” or “router” for home use

The gist of my question: What is a "fiber optic" switch called? I.E. a layer 2 ethernet switch that uses fiber TX and RX connections and sends layer 2 network traffic between the fiber strands ...
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Can't access ONT configuration page

I just did a reset on the ONT (Alphion AONT 100C). But after that I can't access the configuration page via 192.168.1.251, however, I can telnet to the ONT I'm a bit new to ONTs so any help will be ...
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Assign LAN port as WAN on Technicolor TG582n router

I have recently switched my home Internet connection from copper to fibre. With a copper installation I had a Technicolor TG582n router (Technicolor 582n - ADSL2+ / ADSL2 / ADSL - see top of linked ...
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Would it ever make sense to have a much lower upload speed than download speed in a fiber optic network?

We have a fiber connection from CenturyLink--one of their first. Our download speed is 10 Mbps, but upload is usually less than 1 Mbps. My understanding is that fiber is fundamentally different than ...
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Netgear Router VLAN setup

I recently had a fibre connection installed, and as per usual it comes with a crappy router which I wish to replace. The provided setup is a fibre modem (Huawie HG8240) with WAN output to the ISP ...
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SFP Expansion Slots - Bad terminology or Bad understanding?

I'm doing a bit of product research for my company as we need to select a special use switch for an industrial customer which requires the use of both Ethernet and Fibre connectivity from the switch. ...
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Looking to Replace Fiber Converter, Unsure of Compatibility

I have a TrendNet TFC-110S15 fiber converter. It is a SC type single-mode fiber converter for a 15km run. I was thinking of replacing it with a TrendNet TFC-1000S20 converter (20 km run), but am not ...
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Why are Fibre Channel transceivers are not embedded into Fibre Channel card?

Why all (or almost all) devices are has special transceivers such as this? Why aren't they embedded into Fibre Channel card, switches and other devices?
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Fibre Channel, HBAs, iSCSI, general IT knowledge?

I am looking between two options, a pair of Emulex LPe1150-E cards or a pair of Dell XR997 cards. What I'm looking to do: I have a RAID6 array with an NTFS volume on an Areca card. I have my ...
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Connect two Win 7 computers directly using fiber and no switch

I want fast file transfers between Win 7 computers using fiber optics, but I don't want the expense of buying a fiber switch. Can I buy two fiber expansion cards and connect the computers with a ...
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What's the minimum network latency for a 1000 km connection using optic fibers?

I know most of the network latency for short distances is due to router processing times. But for longer distances the speed of light also counts. And it's different from the speed the light in the ...
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single mode fiber, multimode fiber working

I find the difference between the production of Single mode fiber and multi-mode fiber.In the single mode fiber the light beam is shown to travel straight,how does total internal reflection happens in ...
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Total internal reflection in fiber optics cables [closed]

The total internal reflection occurs when the angle of incidence is greater than the critical angle,then why is there a need of high refractive index of the core and low refractive index of the ...
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How many fibers does the fiber optics have? [closed]

I am trying to understand fiber optics basics. I read that the fiber optic cables have a tube in which there are many FIBERS. How many fibers are there actually inside a fiber optic cable?
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Convert between copper Ethernet and fiber optic

I have read: Unhappy with performance of gbit ethernet to fiber converter I want to convert fibre optics to Ethernet,will I get the same speed which I was getting with fibre optics after adding this: ...
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How to display an array of bytes in PowerShell as a joined string of hex digits?

I am using WMI to find out what my WWN (World Wide Name) is for my port on an HBA card. I can get the WWN back but it is contained as an 8 byte array. I would like to convert this byte array into a ...
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Unhappy with performance of GBit Ethernet to Fiber converter

I just bought a TP-Link MC200CM GBit Ethernet (1000-T) to Fiber (1000-SX) media converter. The device works but I'm unhappy with the performance: When connecting my computer over 1000-T (twisted ...
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How to identify and use an existing fiber installation?

When my parents had their house built about 10 years ago, the wiring guy told them that he should install some fiber in the walls, saying that it would be good for future use. So there is some kind of ...